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Apprenticeships Provide an Option for Everyone

02.04.2012

Tresham has seen a significant increase in the number of apprentice places offered over the past 18 months since developing excellent partnerships with more than 350 employers to provide opportunities for existing and future workforces.

In the past year, Tresham has seen a growth of over 200% to support more than 730 apprentices, including 450 new apprentices, in a variety of areas including engineering, construction, hairdressing to business, computing and customer service. Apprenticeships are offered at Level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade A* – C) and Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels at grade A* – C) and allow individuals to progress to Higher National Diploma’s or Foundation Degrees if they wish to continue to higher education.

High profile companies based in Northamptonshire including Carlsberg, TaTa Steel, Avon and RS Components have worked with Tresham’s Apprenticeship Team to develop the right training programme that is specific to meet their business needs. ┬áThe Apprenticeship scheme provides an opportunity for people aged 16 and over to earn a wage whilst training both on the job and attending college once a week to gain background knowledge for their position.

Tresham has seen excellent success, increasing the percentage of its apprentices who successfully completed the full apprenticeship training to 80%. This is well above the national benchmark and achieved at a time of economic slowdown when more jobs are at risk, preventing the completion of training.

Colin Needle, Head of Apprentices at Tresham said:

“Apprenticeships are pivotal in providing a great opportunity to gain experience for highly skilled jobs and can lead to excellent career opportunities and potential to climb the career ladder more quickly.

Tresham is always looking for more businesses to work with and provide an increasing number of apprenticeship places for the increasing number of young people and adults wanting to train through apprenticeships”

For more information about the apprenticeship programmes on offer with Tresham or to register your interest in offering an apprenticeship work placement please visit /courses/apprenticeships or call Tresham’s Apprenticeship Team on 0845 658 89 90.

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